Doris Deragisch Blom

Doris Deragisch Blom, 82, Luverne, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in her home.

A funeral service was Friday, March 3, at the American Reformed Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Bethlehem Cemetery in Hills.

Doris Louise Smith was born April 23, 1934, to Carl and Rose (Berger) Smith on the family farm in Erwin, South Dakota, where she was raised. She graduated from high school in 1952 in Arlington, South Dakota.

On May 24, 1953, Doris married Dean Deragisch in Arlington. The couple first made their home in Arlington. In 1958 they moved to Hills. Dean died Jan. 9, 1973. The couple had six children, Debbie, Donna, Dan, Dave, Doug and Dawn. Along with raising their children, Doris worked over the years at Central Plains Clinic, Family Drug, and Priebe Chiropractic Clinic. She volunteered as a book’n buddy at Luverne Public Schools and also volunteered wherever else she could, whenever she was able.

On July 12, 1982, Doris married Henry Blom. The couple made their home in Luverne. Henry died Nov. 22, 2000. Doris formally retired in 2006 but remained connected to her community and friends.

Doris was a member of the American Reformed Church in Luverne. She enjoyed attending Christian music groups. Doris was an avid fan of all Minnesota sports teams. She enjoyed traveling and golfing with her husband, Hank.

Doris is survived by her children, Deb (Mark) Emery, Luverne, Donna (Steve) Schneider, Fargo, North Dakota, Dan (Lola) Deragisch, Eagan, Dave (Lori) Deragisch, Luverne, Doug (Danette) Deragisch, Marshall, and Dawn (Art Crain) Deragisch, Stillwater; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Johnson, Duluth; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Dean Deragisch and Henry Blom; her parents, Carl and Rose Smith; and a sister, Audrey Thomas.

Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association or the Sanford Luverne Hospice Program.

Arrangements were by Hartquist Funeral Home of Pipestone, www.hartquistfuneral.com.

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